Tech artist Aaron Ristau was one of my favorite makers at last year’s Austin Maker Faire. He does gorgeous work, fashioning the technological detritus around us into beautiful art objects. He’s recently done a serious of steampunk-inspired pieces, including these awesome glasses. He shared this new work with our pals over at the Steampunk Workshop.

New art by Aaron Ristau

From MAKE magazine:

Check out MAKE, Volume 17: The Lost Knowledge issue!


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In Volume 17, MAKE goes really old school with the Lost Knowledge issue, featuring projects and articles covering the steampunk scene — makers creating their own alternative Victorian world through modified computers, phones, cars, costumes, and other fantastic creations. Projects include an elegant Wimshurst Influence Machine (an electrostatic generator built entirely from Home Depot parts), a Florence Siphon coffee brewer, and a teacup-powered Stirling engine. This special section also covers watchmaking, letterpress printing, the early multimedia art of William Blake, and other wondrous and lost (or fading) pre-20th-century technologies.